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3 different listings-and it finally sells. What was the difference?

home staging in charleston sc sells house in 79 days3 different listings-and it finally sells. What was the difference?

In just 79 days, this listing in Goose Creek, SC went UNDER CONTRACT after being on the market for 10 months between 2 other listings.

We listed the house about $2500 higher than where the last listing ended the price. How can this be?? Why would you increase the price of a house that isn't selling?

PRESENTATION!  After reviewing the previous listings, we realized that the house was not marketable in its current condition given the new construction competition.  While not all sellers can afford to make improvements to the property, this seller was happy to do so. He just needed to know what to do!!

The seller listened to our recommendations, repainted a very red dining room, staged the property, had a deep clean and did some landscaping.  The cost equaled about 1% of the listing price for the improvements.

And viola! In 79 days, we had two 2nd showings and 3 offers and 1 ratified contract. 

So what was the difference?! The presentation. See for yourself in 2 example photos showing the difference between the occupied house, vacant house and staged house.

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Next time you have a listing, please consider staging to make a difference in the sale of your home!



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Comment balloon 12 commentsMichele Reneau • January 25 2010 12:39PM


Great Job guys! Staging and appealing photography play an important role in the sale of real estate. Best Wishes for 2010.

Posted by Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper HER Realtors (HER Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Congratulations on a job well done. Staging and good photos are incredibly important.

Posted by Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque (eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

GREAT move with the red going away in the Dining Room!  And the staging looks GREAT!! Congratulations on a QUICK SALE!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) almost 9 years ago

What a difference! It not only looks more livable, but it looks more sophisticated to me as well. Nice!!

Posted by Taylor Shults Philley, Broker, Realtor , GRI (Austin Realty Firm) almost 9 years ago

Congrats Michele on once again showing how professional staging DOES make a difference in how a property is perceived by buyers.  We love to read about these staging success stories!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 9 years ago

Presentation is one of our three Ps of staging!  It's so important (in addition to pricing and preparation) for a successful sale.  Thanks for sharing your success.

Posted by David Peterson, Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon (Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging) almost 9 years ago

Sam-It's amazing how different angles can make a difference through the camera's eyes. It's important to capture the best one.

Rich-Thanks! Seller is super excited about the sale and we are sharing in that.

Kathy-The red is very over powering and better used as an accent color.

Taylor-Great point! We definitely attracted a different type of buyer and sold a lifestyle.

Maureen-I hope to have many more success stories.

David-I just wish I would have met this seller a year earlier to help them and get their house sold sooner.

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) almost 9 years ago

Michele - how wonderful that the seller was ready to make the necessary changes. There is a house near me that is in a similar situation. It is on Realtor number 3, on the market for a year and unoccupied. Just think what the seller has paid out because of poor presentation and probably too high a price.

Great job!

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) almost 9 years ago

Well hey there Michele!  I was so excited to hear the news that there was finally a ratified contract after the other offers didn't work out exactly right.  The sellers certainly were very excited when I talked to them (several times this week actually). 

This attention to detail and helping your clients understand why staging their home is so important is one of the many reasons that I nominated you for the 2010 RESA Staging Realtor of the Year award...

CONGRATULATIONS on winning that btw!!!

(have we blogged about that yet?)

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) almost 9 years ago

GOOD MORNING MICHELE!  Congratulations -- and great photographs help too! How is the pregnancy coming along? -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Janice-Sellers pay the price big time in a falling market. Prices were different a year ago.

Melissa-Sellers are estatic. Thank you for all your hard work with them! Love the teamwork! I haven't blogged it, but will get around to it. :)

Gabrielle-Pregnancy is great! Only 10 more weeks!!!

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) almost 9 years ago

A very professional approach - sellers benefit from your experience and marketing expertise - congratulations

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 9 years ago

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